Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
After the considerable high of the underrated On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and the following debacle with its star George Lazenby, Connery (who vowed never to return to Bond) was tempted back by a big pile of money (sound familiar Daniel Craig?) but with no more added enthusiasm than he had in You Only Live Twice. Add in a batshit crazy story about duplicates of Blofeld and some nonsense about a space laser and you have, probably, Bond at its most messy (but not most stupid – Moonraker and invisible cars are yet to come). Connery for sure is here for the pay cheque and Eon’s attempt to recapture the magic of Goldfinger just doesn’t work – even Shirley Bassey theme song is lacklustre. That’s not to say its terrible – even Bond at it’s worst can be fun – but for me this is the weakest Bond yet.
Best Bit: Who knows. Probably Wint and Mr. Kidd.
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: You Only Live Twice, A View To A Kill, Die Another Day